When programs fail
Learning from Program Flops (Or, Sometimes Programs Fail … and that’s OK!)
“We’ve all been there — the crafts are set up, the snacks are out, and you’ve got your programming director hat on. You’re prepared for a great turnout … and then nobody shows up.
It’s a huge letdown to be excited about a program only to have zero attendance. You wonder what you did wrong, why no one was interested. It’s easy to get down on yourself.
Programs are going to fail sometimes. But it’s important to try to turn unsuccessful programs into something from which you can learn and grow. Here are some ways I’ve grown from my most cringe-worthy programming flops.”
Keep track of your programs
The biggest culprits: timing, weather, marketing
Don’t be afraid to make fun of yourself
Learn from your mistakes